Assistant Professor of Finance and Business Economics
Email: miao.zhang@marshall.usc.edu
Curriculum Vitae | Google Scholar Page

Research Interests: Labor Technology and Finance, Regulation and Economic Policies

Recent and Upcoming Presentations:
NBER Economic Analysis of Regulation Conference, ASU Sonoran Winter Conference, MFA, UT Austin Alumni Conference, SGF Conference, Conference on Non-Market Effects of Market Power (Columbia GSB), Tepper-LAEF (Carnegie Mellon), University of Kentucky Finance Conference, CETAFE (Cornell), University of Connecticut Finance Conference, Future of Financial Information Conference (FutFinInfo), SAIF, Hong Kong Conference for Fintech, AI and Big Data in Business, FIRS, CICF, UC Irvine Finance Conference, NBER Summer Institute Law & Economics (discussion), Dow Jones Webinar, Chapman University, UMass Amherst, FOM Conference (discussion), GSU-RFS FinTech Conference (discussion), TCU Finance Conference

Working Papers

Generative AI and Firm Values
(with Andrea Eisfeldt and Gregor Schubert)
WSJ | Bloomberg | VoxEU | Barron's (Frontpage Coverage) | Financial Times
~UCLA; CEPR Artificial Intelligence and the Economy Conference; 2023 Carey Finance Conference; NYU

Wisdom of the Institutional Crowd: Implications for Anomaly Returns
(with AJ Chen and Gerard Hoberg)
~INSEAD; 14th Annual Hedge Fund Research Conference; 2023 ASU Sonoran Winter Finance Conference; 2023 MFA; UT Austin Alumni Conference; 2023 SGF Conference; 2023 University of Connecticut Finance Conference, 2023 CETAFE (Cornell), 2023 News and Finance Conference (Columbia GSB); 2023 Future of Financial Information Conference (FutFinInfo); 2023 Hong Kong Conference for Fintech, AI and Big Data in Business; 2023 CICF; Dow Jones Webinar; 2024 AFA

The Cost of Regulatory Compliance in the United States
(with Francesco Trebbi and Michael Simkovic)
NBER Digest
~2023 NBER Economic Analysis of Regulation Conference; Conference on Non-Market Effects of Market Power (Columbia GSB); 2023 Tepper-LAEF (Carnegie Mellon); 2023 CICF; University Paris-Dauphine; Vanderbilt University; University of Cambridge; University of Warwick; London Business School; LMU Munich

Talent Retention Risk and Corporate Investment
(with AJ Chen and Zhao Zhang) Coming soon
~2022 Labor and Finance Group Meeting; 2023 MFA; 2023 University of Kentucky Finance Conference; 2023 FIRS; 2023 UC Irvine Finance Conference

Under the Hood of Routine Share Decline
(with Nir Jaimovich and Nicolas Vincent)

Published Papers

The Cross-Section of Investment and Profitability: Implications for Asset Pricing
(with Mete Kilic and Louis Yang)
Journal of Financial Economics, 2022, 145(3), 706-724

Labor-Technology Substitution: Implications for Asset Pricing
Journal of Finance, 2019, 74(4), 1793-1839
Slides | Appendix | Data | Replication
WFA Cubist Systematic Strategies PhD Candidate Award for Outstanding Research

Trading Up and the Skill Premium
(with Nir Jaimovich, Sergio Rebelo, and Arlene Wong)
NBER Macroeconomics Annual, 2019, 34, 285-316
Slides | NBER Presentation

Local Risk, Local Factors, and Asset Prices
(with Selale Tuzel)
Journal of Finance, 2017, 72(1), 325-370
Slides | Appendix | Data

Suitability Check and Household Investments in Structured Products
(with Eric Chang and Dragon Tang)
Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, 2015, 50(3), 597-622

Selected Discussions and Services

Discussion slides for "The Value of Openness" by Della Vedova, Siegel, and Warachka
MFA 2023

Discussion slides for "Surviving The FinTech Disruption" by Jiang, Tang, Xiao, and Yao
SFS Cavalcade 2022

Discussion slides for "Digital Capital and Superstar Firms" by Tambe, Hitt, Rock, and Brynjolfsson [Video]
ABFR Webinar 2021

Teaching and Reading Group

I received the 2023 USC Marshall Golden Apple Award for Core Teaching voted by students.

I co-organize the USC Marshall Macro-Finance Reading Group which meets weekly.